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ABCA Coalition Operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond: Two Decades of Military Ethics Challenges and Leadership Responses

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMilitary Ethics and Leadership
EditorsPeter Olsthoorn
PublisherBrill Nijhoff
ISBN (Electronic)9789004339590
ISBN (Print)9789004339583
Published18 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Studies in Military Ethics
ISSN (Print)2214-7926

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This chapter focuses on an area from the spectrum of dilemmas faced by Australian, British, Canadian and American military personnel over the last 20 years of deployed operations - specifically, the challenge of ethical relativism that coalition soldiers have been faced
with when they have worked alongside partners who, for whatever reason, do not appear
to view the same situation in the same way. It reflects on the practical responses
adopted by various leaders to these challenges and also suggests some useful tools for
working out what to do in such situations if and when they arise again.

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